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“good tour, beware nude dance” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Campina Taina

Campina Taina
Holguin, Cuba
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Holguin
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Markham, Canada
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“good tour, beware nude dance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

the tour is quite nice - the visit to the clinic and school makes you and yr kids appreciate what we have in Canada. jst beware : when you get to the mock indian village, one of the houses features topless women in thongs doing what is supposed to be a native dance. they also come to you and ask you to join them. this might not be suitable for kids. also the mock indian rituals consisted of the actors making random grunting sounds and doing comedy, which I suppose must be insulting to real natives.

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Recreation of a traditional Taina Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The village was the highlight of our day on a very very long bus tour.
The village is lovely and has the feel of going back in time to an age long past and forgotten.
It is set in a lovely natural open site.
Certainly not your usual commercial and tacky tourist stop.

You take a leisurely walking tour upon a wood sidewalk surrounding the entire historical site. You will see several stone sculptures commemorating the past traditions.

At one point you walk through a traditional hut where you will pass a girl in traditional Taina costume who will paint your face with natural traditional paint. The next girl starts a dance with you. It was such fun to take part in this ritual.

Later on you will be taken a spot where they have set up stations showing how coal was made in the traditional method. They created 4 or 5 phases of how the Taina transformed wood into coal.

This historical site is well worth the visit.

Visited February 2014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“good fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Did this as part of an excursion with Thomson, great fun...learn a bit about the culture and the do a dance at the end and get ppl involved

Visited May 2013
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British Columbia
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“Smirking staff, trying to sell trinkets”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The people putting on the show smirked and hurried through the village, felt like they were not happy with job. Wanted to sell trinkets. We did go up to the museum across the road and enjoyed that, the dig that was done after the farmer discovered bones is well preserved, although kind of spooky with all the skeletons!

Visited February 2013
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Parry Sound, Canada
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“DECEMBER 2010”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Enjoyed the dancing and the interaction they provided. Nice to have a cold beer there! Also had gone to the graveyard across the way. very interesting to see the preserved bones.

Visited April 2012
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